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Whipped Feta Greek Salad Toast

Whipped feta Greek salad toast is a twist on a Greek salad like you’ve never seen before. Creamy whipped feta cheese on crispy sourdough with a fresh and flavorful Greek salad on top each bite is bursting with incredible flavors!

Whipped Feta Greek Toast

This past May Rob and I went to Greece and almost two months later, I still can’t stop thinking about the amazing Greek salads we had on the islands! Cold, crisp and incredibly fresh, the traditional Greek salads of Greece definitely lived up to the hype.

We would get one almost every day for lunch along with a crisp glass of Assyrtiko (Greek white wine) and tomato fritters, another classic Greek dish you’d find on any restaurant menu across the islands.

All of the Greek salads in Greece were incredibly fresh and flavorful and always dressed in really good olive oil, of course. We ate our way through the islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Crete and for me that’s what traveling is all about.

Experiencing different cultures and traditions of a place through their food is my favorite part about traveling. Greece was a magical place to be able to do that and I’m already looking forward to going back soon!

Traditional Greek Salad in Santorini Greece
a traditional Greek salad we had in Santorini

This whipped feta toast is inspired by the beautiful islands, lovely people, and breathtaking sights of Greece. Close your eyes while you take a bite and pretend you’re eating it seaside with the ocean breeze in your hair and no cares in the world!

The best thing about Greek salads is that they really do get better the next day once the flavors have really married together with the olive oil and salt. In any instance you could definitely make the Greek salad in advance and or enjoy the leftovers the next day, no problem!

This Greek-inspired toast recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a dinner appetizer. The salad remind me of a pico de gallo, except with Greek salad ingredients!

Lastly, check out this video on Instagram to see exactly how I make it, and if you make it I’d love to see so please tag me too!

Ingredients for Whipped Feta Greek Salad Toast

  • Fresh sourdough bread
  • Good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Grape tomatoes — I like using the Wild Wonders tomatoes.
  • Red onion
  • Green pepper — optional, however most authentic Greek salads have it.
  • Block of feta cheese — the label should say “product of Greece”. I like the brand Mt. Vikos!
  • Kalamata olives
  • Persian cucumbers
  • Capers — optional
  • Plain greek yogurt — I use siggi’s.
  • Lemon
  • Fresh dill
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic
  • Salt

**Avocado & chickpeas would be two other great addition to this salad.

Equipment / Utensils

whipped feta on toasted sourdough

Tips for Making an Incredible Greek Salad

Whether you’re making a Greek salad to use in this recipe or just as a side salad anytime, use these tips to make it extra delicious!

Diced Greek Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Olives, Red Onion, Green Pepper and Dill for Whipped Feta Toast
  • Salt the salad ingredients. Be sure to generously salt the tomatoes, olives, red onion, green pepper, cucumbers, and olives as you toss everything together. The salt helps to draw out the water and flavor molecules which allows move flavor to seep in.

  • Use a high-quality extra-virgin olive oil. Don’t skimp when it comes to olive oil. Make sure it’s extra-virgin olive oil as there are many different blends on store shelves that are not 100% olive oil! I love a slightly spicy, flavorful extra-virgin olive oil.

  • Use high-quality feta (not the crumbles!). Once you start buying feta in a block, you’ll never go back to crumbles! Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Costco all have great options.

  • Opt for Kalamata olives. Grab Kalamata olives in brine versus a canned option.

  • Look for the freshest produce you can find. If you’re able to grab tomatoes, cucumbers, pepper and red onion from your local farmers market, I promise it will take the flavors and freshness of this salad up a notch!
Whipped Feta Toast with Greek Salad
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Whipped Feta Greek Salad Toast

Whipped feta greek salad toast is the best greek salad you've ever had on a piece of crispy toast! Each bite is bursting with freshness and flavor and perfectly complemented by creamy feta.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Greek Salad Toast

  • 2 slices sourdough toast
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • 3-4 Persian cucumbers diced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives diced
  • 1 small/medium red onion diced
  • 1/2 green pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp. capers
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh dill

Whipped Feta

  • 1 block feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic minced

Instructions
 

  • Start by cutting up the ingredients for the Greek salad. Dice cucumber, red onion, green pepper and olives. Quarter tomatoes if using grape-sized tomatoes. If using bigger tomatoes, dice also.
  • Toss everything together with salt, olive oil and dried oregano.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Make the whipped feta by adding the feta to your food processor along with the greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, fresh dill and salt. Pulse for 2-3 minutes until a butter like consistency forms.
  • Add sliced sourdough to a toaster and toast until crisp. Spread a layer of whipped feta on top and spoon the Greek salad on top.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top and sprinkle with extra fresh dil and salt. Enjoy!
  • Store leftover feta in an airtight container in the fridge and use as a dip or to make more toast with!

Notes

You will definitely have leftover feta and some leftover Greek salad depending on how much you add to your toast. Store leftovers covered in the fridge to enjoy the next day.ย 
Keyword feta toast, greek salad, whipped feta toast

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